Films for Meetings

Posted Oct. 5, 2010 by Mark Roberts in Community Groups

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commented on Feb. 4, 2015
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Post your ideas for films that work at Community Group Meetings

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    Imagination Feb 04, 2015

    Films - The Secret (2006), Limitless (2011), Awakenings (1990); for a religious science fiction movie (allegory) Pilgrim's Progress: Journey to Heaven (2008); for a general topic of discussion, look up the term: Human Connectome Project (~ recent); for nutrition, Forks Over Knives (2011).

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    Phillip Gough Apr 11, 2014

    'The Solar Revolution' This is a terrific film which talks about the current discoveries about the electro-magnetic fields in the cosmos and their effects on human biology, including the functioning of the brain and perception. Dr. Rick Strassman, the author of 'DMT-The Spirit Molecule and Rupert Sheldrake - Morphic fields of consciousness, appear in the documentary along with many other scientists who are the free-thinkers of this new scientific/spiritual age.


  • Joseph Smith May 17, 2013

    I suggest a film that worked for me and can work for anyone. I'm just an ordinary Joe with a true story that can change the world. It begins with my life in ruins and proceeds with action that anyone would believe would fail.

    In 1975, I legally attacked the brutal and powerful IRS by my lonesome, without a formal legal education. With odds a million to one against me any lawyer would tell you, I beat the IRS. In 1975, I cut from the herd and went to sea, with no experience at sea, on a 37 foot sloop. While at sea, inexplicably, I saved seven lives, including my own, from a watery grave.

    From a life in ruins to a charmed life, all my dreams coming true, the world facing disaster, and no answers, I don't hear my answers from anyone.

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    manuga Jun 03, 2011

    What the bleep we know - included the interview section!
    .. even though I think you aready know that,)

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    fifthforce Jun 01, 2011

    We did a public screening of the film Being in Heaven, as a fundraiser and it was very well received. This film is about the Law of Attraction and is one of the best narratives of the Law I have seen on film. We sold out of DVD's and had to order more - attendees really took an interest in the content. One of its selling features is a thirty seven page eBook about the Law which we made available (free) to attendees after the screning. This is a feature length movie from Australia and offers reasonable arrangements for fund raising. Watch a trailer at their site www.beinginheaven.com

  • Linda Hassler May 16, 2011

    The best of the New Thought films I've seen is "I AM," written and directed by Hollywood director Tom Shadyac. Beware when you shop for the DVD (through IONS) at Amazon. There's another, poorer DVD with the same title listed. Be sure it's the one by Shadyac. The DVD has not yet been released to Amazon as of 5-16-11, but you can get on a waiting list. The film features IONS' very own Dean Radin at his best, also Lynne McTaggart, Heartmath's Rollin McCarty, Desmond Tutu, Rumi scholar Coleman Barks, and others. To watch the trailer, go to www.youtube.com/watch?v=PeqB8JwpdE4/
    To find a theater, read reviews, go to the film's home page: www.iamthedoc.com/

  • energytransformer Mar 01, 2011

    "Earth2100", an ABC News film that uses 2009 science to look into the future.

    It's an idea that most of us would rather not think about -- that within the next century, life as we know it could come to an end. Our civilization could crumble, leaving only traces of modern human existence behind. It seems outlandish, extreme, even impossible. But according to cutting edge scientific research, it's a real possibility -- unless we make drastic changes now.

    More info: http://tiny.cc/gccpf

  • energytransformer Mar 01, 2011

    "The Buddha". A very engaging film about the Buddha and his message.

    Two and a half millennia ago, a new religion was born in India, generated from the ideas of the Buddha, a mysterious Indian sage who gained enlightenment while he sat under a large, shapely fig tree. The Buddha never claimed to be God or his emissary on earth, only that he was a human being who had found a kind of serenity that others could find, too. This documentary tells the story of his life, a journey especially relevant in our own times.

    Go here for more info: http://www.shoppbs.org/product/index.jsp?productId=3969505&cp=&sr=1&kw=buddha&origkw=the+buddha&parentPage=search

  • energytransformer Mar 01, 2011

    "Healing Words-Poetry and Medicine". This film provides great fodder for discussion in any IONS community group:

    This documentary tells the stories of patients whose lives have been dramatically changed as a result of Dr. John Graham-Pole and poetry therapist John Fox's incorporation of poetry into their recovery process. At a time when Americans have grown cynical about health-care, this film affirms that poetry and art can build understanding and compassion between doctor and patient and help facilitate healing among the most critically ill.

    Find it here: http://www.shoppbs.org/product/index.jsp?productId=3156619&cp=&sr=1&kw=healing+words&origkw=healing+words&parentPage=search

  • energytransformer Mar 01, 2011

    Try "Indigo". From the website (http://www.montereymedia.com/independent/indigo.html):

    Starring: Neale Donald Walsch
    Written by : James Twyman, and Neale Donald Walsch
    Directed by: Stephen Simon

    Through the eyes of a child, the world can be a wondrous place. Through the eyes of an Indigo child, a more enlightened path can be embarked upon.

    This poignant new film co-written by and starring Neale Donald Walsch (author of the bestselling "Conversations With God") weaves the journey of a troubled family with the search for understanding that can bring them together.

  • energytransformer Mar 01, 2011

    Highly recommend the documentary, "For the Next 7 Generations". Here is a quote from their website (http://www.forthenext7generations.com/home.php):

    In 2004, thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers from all four corners, moved by their concern for our planet, came together at a historic gathering, where they decided to form an alliance: The International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers. This is their story. Four years in-the-making and shot on location in the Amazon rainforest, the mountains of Mexico, North America, and at a private meeting with the Dalai Lama in India, For the Next 7 Generations follows what happens when these wise women unite. Facing a world in crisis, they share with us their visions of healing and a call for change now, before it's too late. This film documents their unparalleled journey and timely perspectives on a timeless wisdom.

  • Angela Murphy Mar 01, 2011

    Matthew Gilbert wrote an article on "Transformational Films: A Genre on the Threshold" which offers some wonderful suggestions for movies you might want to share with your community groups!


  • frequencytuner Oct 11, 2010

    What the Bleep!. An excellent primer on everything IONS is about and the some.

  • Fallensoul Oct 05, 2010

    Ian Stevenson has a lecture overviewing his research work on reincarnation: Children who remember past lives: http://www.virginia.edu/uvanewsmakers/video/stevenson.ram

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    gaines Oct 05, 2010

    Mythic Journeys....by Steven and Whitney Boe...a unique blend of documentary and animation and story. An award winner...

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    gaines Oct 05, 2010

    The Secret of Oz...an intense film about the history of money. This stimulated deep discussion in our group about our individual and group understanding of money in our lives and world. 101 minutes. Available on the web.

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    gaines Oct 05, 2010

    HOME...a film by Yann Arthus-Bertrand. Experience The Wonderment of Our World, in a way that will enthrall, captivate and inspire you! Award-
    winning aerial photographer. Spanning 54 countries and 120 locations. Home captures the EARTH's most amazing landscapes. A most amazing film. Narrated by Glenn Close! More than an hour.

  • Mark Roberts Oct 05, 2010

    Sir Ken Robinson - Creativity Arts Intelligence and Education 2006 TED Talk. This is a 20 minute talk about education and its shortcomings that is great. It serves as a great kickoff for a discussion about education and learning. Can be downloaded from TED.

  • Mark Roberts Oct 05, 2010

    Dr. Michio Kaku: "The World in 2030" is a discussion about what will likely happen as determined by science in a speach by Michio Kacku at a Community College in New York. It's a good kickoff for a discussion. Available through youtube download.

  • Mark Roberts Oct 05, 2010

    The Living Matrix - New insight into our bodies, minds and health

    In our full-length film, The Living Matrix - The Science of Healing -- we bring you breakthroughs that will transform your understanding of how to get well and stay well. Now you can get an up-close look at the science of information as medicine. Leading researchers and health practitioners share their discoveries on the "miracle cures" traditional medicine can't explain.

    See the trailer at www.thelivingmatrixmovie.com. I also have this film as a bit-torrent download available through dropbox.

  • Mark Roberts Oct 05, 2010

    Food Matters is another film that is focused on why what we eat matters. I thought I knew a lot about this, but the film still had a great impact on me. I have a bit-torrent version available through Dropbox. See the trailer at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4DOQ6Xhqss

  • Mark Roberts Oct 05, 2010

    Digital Nation (Frontline Show early 2010) is a well done program on he impact of Digital Technology on our lives in various forms.
    I have a download available through DropBox if anyone wants a local copy. Otherwise get it at: http://video.pbs.org/video/1402987791/

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    gaines Oct 05, 2010

    Ingredients...we'll show this at our meeting this Sunday...It is a wonderful new film about eating local foods, growing organic foods. Available on the web.

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